The HDI was introduced through the first Human Development Report (1990) and is a way of measuring development by combining indicators of life expectancy, educational attainment and income into a composite index. Learn more
Note: HDI rankings for the Human Development Report 2009 are based on 2007 data. The complete set of data is available here.
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